Yoga is for everyone

Posted by Paige Deiner on Sunday, October 30, 2016 Under: yoga
People frequently call and stress that they would like to take Yoga but they are an absolute beginner. They stress their lack of flexibility, their concerns about their bodies, their worries about being judged.


I always smile.

YOGA IS NOT ABOUT CONTORTING INTO PRETZEL POSES.  IT'S NOT ABOUT LOOKING HOT IN YOGA PANTS.  IT DOES NOT MATTER IF YOU CAN TOUCH YOUR TOES OR EVEN RAISE YOUR HANDS ABOVE YOUR HEAD.

Yoga is a journey inward.  It is about the relationship you create between you and the mat.  It is about cultivating discipline, creating a deeper relationship with your soul.  Yoga pushes you to be your authentic you... It makes you less judgmental, more patient, stronger and more compassionate.

You'll find yourself less stressed and more willing to laugh... Better able to handle a stressful moment or day. Less angry. More balanced.  In sort your life overtime will become more harmonious.

And for some people, there is a need to move into handstands and backbends... Pretzel poses.  But the person who just comes to class and sits quietly - likely gets the same benefit as the person pushing into wheel.  

Yoga builds strength and tames the ego. It does this just by showing up day after day - whether you touch you toes or not.



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Paige Deiner My life is a wild carpet ride full of unique experiences and one of a kind adventures. I sometimes find myself holding onto the tassels, rather than sitting squarely in the middle of my "magic carpet" - but so far I haven't fallen off and I'm loving the ride. I am a Licensed Massage Therapist and a Yoga Alliance 200 yoga instructor. I have been a Reiki Master for 8 years, and have meditated since childhood. My daughter thinks I'm a hippie, I think I am a very organized dreamer. The truth may be somewhere in the middle. I would probably be a vegetarian but I fear mutiny... But I do try my best to practice what I preach. I yoga everyday and meditate nightly. I am lucky enough to have a fantastic Reiki partner so I receive some universal wisdom each Tuesday. And I am an avid, nerdy reader. I clean to books on tape, and usually read about two non-fiction and one fiction book a week.